• NITSCHKE BROS.
Ilanh Book Manufacturers.
MoxTHLV, Vol. I.
CLEA'ELAND. OHIO, MAY,
CASUAL REMARKS A-
BOUT A SUCCESS-
Although principally known as a
Business Educator, of the sturdily
i-ultured sort, Prof. C. Bayless of
of Dubuque, Iowa, is, in fact, a many-
sided, largely vei-satile gentleman, who
(.■an talk practical or ornamental pen-
manship to a class of pupils and wlin
can fill the puljiit of the Presbyterian
elder; who can detect an error in a
trial balance in less than five minute?
and in business and social habits or
cur^toms in still less time; who can
talk church, conducta prayer meeting,
make a speech or tell a story; conduct
:i comi)lete and successful school of
business nnd explain and illustrate
tlic relative merits of pencil and ma-
chine stenography, with seemingly
ecjual facility and adeptness.
Naturally of an industrious, perse-
vering, acquiring stock, he has culti-
vated such a level head for business,
j^ueh well balanced views on themes of
human import, and such an unftindi-
ingly honest and o])en-hearted nature,
that t he universal respect of tho.S(.
who pass his way is his rightful inher-
Prof. Bayless, as we have known
liim for sonic years, is a tall, refined,
impulsive and conscientious man,
the very soul of life, earnestness,
and broadly conservative in mott
over of home life. IIi-
* always prosperous and i-
se it always deserve- pi u-
pcrity. His home ih one ot the
l>ictures which linger in theniiiuU
of ail so fortunate as to be a iru. -i
there. Itseasy luxury of appnmt
menl is second only to the lieait-
touching cordiality of its host and
hostess, and the merry talk of
little Birdie, a bright eyed, precocious
young lady of about six or seven cal-
endars and the dignified, polished
j)resence of Vincent, a quiet, culti-
vated young man of twenty-three,
now a law student in the University
of Michigan, lend beauty to the
atmosphere of that model home.
No one envinces a moie mtelligent
interest in the young men ot oui
country and calling than Prof. Bay-
less. A young penman, andiitious
to find the coveted trail of success — to
many, THE lost trail — never seeks
or heeds his counsel in vain or witli-
In our round of acquaintances fe\^
Prin H C. SPENCER'S
With reference to the alpliabet.
the appearance of which, in the Angiisi
numberof the Penman's Art t/bwrnac'
lias drawn out the criticism of some
characters present so many elements
which enter into the preacher's, the
poet's and the bible's ideal of a man.
A steadfast friend to the Herald,
he encourages our work by material
and ethereal aid, subscribers and ad-
vice. He has faith in our success and
does his part to assure it.
of our brother penmen, I wish to say
that I do not see in what sense it can
be properly termed H. C. Spencer'.«
Alphabet. The plate there repre-
sents the first choice of a ruling pei-
cent, of the fifty penmen, who had
reported to Mr. Kpencer at the time
he submitted his report to tlie Busi
ness Educator's Association , or at
least forms upon which the largest
number agreed as lieing their first
choice, and hence whatever merit
the alphabet possesses, touching the
style of letters represented, must
necessarily redound to the honor of
the penmen who submitted their
reports, and, too, they must be
accounted responsible for whatever
inconsistencies appear therein.
To reap a full benefit of a consid-
eration of this subject, we recommend
the reader to refer to the August
number of the Journal and observe
the forms given: and if his is the eye
of an artist, he wiilseeatn glance that
there is certainly a lack of unity in
the alphabet, especially in tlie capi-
tal-*teni letters. But what does this
condition signify? To my mind it
simply justifies the conclusion that
there is, on the pavt of a majority of
the penmen who reported their choice,
a lack of due appreciation of unity
in the exercise of individual taste in
modifying forms. Then Mr. A's
taste may lead him to adopt certain
modifications of the capital "I" for a
rapid business hand, and for the same
purpose he uses a capital "G" the
modifications of which are not in har-
mony with those of the capital " I "
and so in Mr. A's alphabet may be
found the basis of a dozen distinct al-
phabets, each of which if constructed
would be harmonious in itself, but at
with each other. An illus-
tration of this incongruity of styles
may be found in the two letters
just mentioned in the plate refer-
red to, also observe B and R of the
I do not recognize this alphabet
a- bciiiing the approval of the
leading of to-day, neither do I un-
derstand it as coming under a
recommendation of Mr. Spencer
JUS a standard to be universally
adopted as business forms. It is
given as a result of his effort to
present forms representing the first
choice of the profession, and judg-
ing from the result it is clearly
evident that all of those who submitted
their choice have not reached the pin-
acle of perfection in the broad field of
harmony and unity of forms.
If Mr. Spencer's philanthropic na-
ture should materialize as a benefactor
to the profession by presenting plates
representing the firet, second and third
THE PEN-ART HERALD.
clioice of the fifty penmen wlio indi-
cated their prefereuees, I imagine
many amnsing surprises would l>c in
store for us at the expense of some of
the stars of chirographic fame; but as
tlie \indertakiug would be ivu expen-
sive one they are doubtless protected.
I feel that he should be commended,
however, for opcuin;,' a channel
through wliich si> Tuauy of our penmen
nniy reach a liighcr development of
good taste, and the attainment of a
greater degree of consistency in the
adaptation of fcu'ius to the laws of
balance and motion without destroy-
LESSON IN BUSINESS
in business writing for this month's
issue, and as a valuable and suitable
copy for practice by stiulents, the
Business Form, given on this page,
the original copy for which a thorough
husiness man and a fine business
writer, Mr. L. L. Williams, Pre!fei-
ileut Business Educatoi-s Association
of America, has the honor of having
We suggest that the student rule
his practice paper suitable fi)r the
eojiy, and endeavor to make every ef-
fort a successful one. This will afford
you practical practice outside the
writing drill. There is little use of
practicing writing with a position of
body and limbs which prevents a
free and and unhindered use ()f the
writing muscles. Due attention
to preliminaries should always be
given , followed by continual repe-
tition and never-give-up effort to
.icquirc just what your better
jud^renKMit tells you is Business
Write the copy not less than 200
titntis during the month, and so
measure the nature of each effort
that the next shall be a big step
ahead. Do not nnlke a slow mo-
tion; use the pen with dexterity,
hut allow yourself to become so
familiar with the territory over
which the business writer's mind
and pen must glide that not an
illegible letter may be found in
Acqttire that sort of hand-writ-
ing which is not frightened away
when you are compelled to double
your speed. Get that style for
which business men wil! give you
caKh , in gooiily hulks.
renowiitcl H. W.sli
. I'orlliuKl. Me.
K. Gami*bei,i,, Oberlin, O.
H. SpExcER,* Albany, N. Y.
M. Weikek, So. Whitley, Ind.
W. Bloser,* Delaware, 0.
S. Heath, (Jo,s.sville, N. H.
S. KlMBAl.L, Delaware, 0.
Nelson,* Clevelaiul. ().
E. Nkttletox,* St. Louis, Mo.
J. Grace, Cleveland. ().
A. Harmon,* Ft. Worth, Texas
.I.,SiMi>KiNK,* Cleveland, O.
W. I'jkTTOX,* Oleaii, N. Y.
.1. Kbetciimi:!!, Clevelaiul, ().
A. Drake,* Erie, I'a.
T. LooMis,* Cleveland, 0.
L. Gl.ICK,* Grand Rapids, Mich
M. Kelchneh,* Cleveland,
A. Faust, Chicago, Ills.
WIkmi wc f.'ol.ltill. iimlfiir .■l.in-
jjrajilui- .-'iiiiits luii at Uiw cl)l), wl-
!ire forniiii}; the habit of o])aniiij; u
(Ivnwer in which we find ii neiit packet
of copy-i)ennian!»hii), iirepared by
tlie admimble penniaTi, Prof. W. H.
Patrick, Baltimore, M<1., who adver-
li.sL'.s this self same ^et in t))is issue
at a very reasonable rate. Penmen
as well as stndents should have them.
The Meadville, Pa., Business Col-
lege favors us \Yith an elegant card
of invitiititai to the 23rd Annual
Connnencement of that institution.
Many thanks, and our regrets; an edi-
tor rarely travels, you know, a.-
piu<ses arc out of date.
To iliu E.liior i.f ■I'.m ;iua \n llt-rutd."
Stratford. May U). '.S-s.
My offer of ten dcdlars
:i month ago for the hc.'*t specimen
i)f penmanship sent to me, has not
called out the responses I would like
j to see. The month has expired and
[ am in receipt of only five lettei's
I think penmen cannot ]'eai«onal}ly
object to my postponing the closing of
the competition for fifteen days' in or-
der to give some who may not have ob-
served my offer, a chance to compete.
The offer" is BOXA-FIDE and money
E. J. Knkitl,
Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
J / 1/
A NEW ARRANGE-
The editor of the Heuauj \^
but a young man, yet be has had
several successful yeare of school-
room experience, and has studied,
devised, experimented, searched,
dreamed of and delved in the mines
of tiiought for new ideas, practical
methods and effective ways of
As a result, many lively and
successful methods have found
access to his store-house of mental
dainties, and as some of them are
of such a nature that they cannot
well be presented in the Herald,
the editor will tell of them in a
series of twelve correspondence
lessons, or twelve lettei's, to any
penman wlio is in earnest about
PENMEN OF AMERICA.
.i.uss, Pittsburgh, 1',
.sii, Bnffahi, N. Y.
>ARD,* Rockford. Ill
. J. El.I.K
T.* Stratfm-d. Ont.
. Emmitt.«burgh, Xld
AM., St. l>aul,Miuu
rNE,* Ckvelnnd, 0.
* Davenport, la.
., Galcsburgh, Ills.
11.* Dubuque, low.,.
AN.* Des Moines, I„
. Sayre, Cleveland, O.
, W. Ernest, Elmore, O.
. II. C'RlciER, Whitewater, Wis.
r. A. Hoffman,* Chicago, 111.
. T. Perky, Degognia, III.
,. C. Hackktt, Oregon City, Ore.
I. L. Stoddard, Colorado City, Col.
. H. HiNciiEY,*UkiahCity,Cal.
. T. Benton,* Iowa City, Iowa.
. G. HARMI80N,* Lexington, Ky.
,. H. Haiseman, Ft. Scott, Kas.
I.e. Monk, Alto, Texas.
:. .1. Knkitl, Stratford, Ont.
O. C. DoHNEY,* Alleuton; I'a.
C. E. McKee.* Colund)us, O.
A. G. CoNROD,* Atchinson Kan.
H. W. Becker;* York, Neb.
E. L. BfHNETT,* Providence, H, I.
G. B. Jones, Rochester, N. Y.
Chab. O. Meux,* Memphis, Tenri.
*Counected with Business College.
This list will be continued in on
dollar, and twelve stamjis.
W'. I). SIIOWALTER.
During the last few months we
luive [irepared copy foi- circulars and
advertising matter for a number of
y.ning penmen. During the summer
months we shall be prepared to do
considirahle more of this work at low
rates. Write us for what you wish,
and we'll try to please yon. "NW* un-
derstand about the nature of attractive
ship advertising, and will
THE PEN-ART HERALD.
Prof. H. B. PARSONS.
The Her.\i.d's family includes
liundreils of bright imnies, — names
wliich are synonomous with progress
in pennianshipand practical education ;
yet among the long list, none shine
with a move healthy lustre than that
of Prof. H. B. Parsons, Principal of
iheZancsville, Ohio, Business College,
a specimen of whose penmanship lends
artistic polish to the third page.
Our knowledge of Prof. Parsons,
aside from a professional acquain-
tanceship, is limited, but we have
cvcrv reason to believe that his life.
ill !i socitil way, is fully as refined as is
his skill in penmanship.
The Professor has lately executed
some of the Knest and most elaborate
pieces of engrossing for the G. A. K.
which are to be found in the lists of
The photos advertised in this issue
are treasures of which the penman-
ship student may well be proud. We
wotild not part with those in our
posession for many times the ])riec
asked for them.
His engrossing style has more
orfgiiniiity and personality in it than
that of any pen-artist with whose pro-
ductions we are familiar.
To omit mention of tlie fact
That Fred H. Crigcr, Whitewater.
Wis., is, to put it as mildly as our
enthusiasm over his penmanship will
allow, a niagnifieent writer, (u-
Tlnit W. H. Patrick's pen-work is
I'l-iiK COLD, or
That R. .'i. Collins is waylaid with
orders for his picture-like work, or
That E. .J. Knietl will announce
the winner of the 810 |)rize in our
.June issue, or
That E. L. Brown ought to adver-
tise liis penmanship, or
That A. E. Dewhurst will appear
in the Hekaj.d's photograph and
biograph album soon, or
That a penman's art collection is
behind the times withcnit the photos
of pen-work advertise,! hv IMr. H.
H. Parsons, or
That future numbers of tlie Hkk-
u.D will be brighter and better in
proportion as you drop in the dollars
and subscribers more and more fre-
That AVebster's article in this issue
is .set with thonght-dianumds,
Would be an injustice to those con-
cerned and to our growing army of
^'eneral education, and a lirst -class
teacher, will be ready to accept a posi-
tion as Stenographer, Type-Writer
and teacher of the popular Eclectic
Short-hand, at an early date. Corre-
spondence solicited. Address,
Pex-Aut Iil-:R,vl.u, Cleveland, O.
THE REN-ART HERALD.
The Pen-Art Herald
A Monthly .lo.irnni of l>enijmii^Iii|> LiteraHtrc.
numbers. Teu cetiU cnch.
Don't send !*tntnn!> wlicn tinNinl nnlccnii ho obbiinod
S2. S months. $3. 1 j
5 to 1(1. Fifty-fiw
i;v'''''':\-'V''''':''7' ;':■■;': 7^
W. 1>. SHOW ALTEB.
iid. Uhio. as
Our iiction in (U.seonlinuiiig the
recent wiiKKLY edition of the Hekald
iind in again reverting to the old
monthly, may seem, to many of our
readers, rather peculiar. The only
explanation necessary to be made is,
that the wkkki.y was not a success;
we fought hard for it, and had im-
plicit faith in its ultimate triumph,
hut after losing considerable money,
patronage and good will of many of
our adherents, we concluded that, for
the sake of our hardly attained repu-
tation in the penmanistic field, wc
must acknowle<lge our mistake and
try to rectify it. Accordingly, we
continue the old Monthly, drop the
WEEKLY, and promise a far better
periodical than ever before.
Now that we are showing oui-selves
anxious to meet your wishes, may we
not have .-iomc tangible showing of
your appreciation each month?
Is there not some way in which you
can aid this pajier? Have you friends
or pupils wlu) would be benefited by
the Herald's rays of sunshine? And
will you not take a half hour of your
time this afternoon and see about it?
Have you not some linsiness or
article which it would i)ay you to
advertise? And will you not favor
us with thai part of your patronage?
AVe shall be glad to hear from every
reader of tlie Herald during tlie
month of May. and whether you are
able to send us idd or kind' words,
write ui' and we shall indefinitely
THE BUSINESS COL-
Tlie great need of the American
linwiness College is TEAcnKRs; men
who have not only that theoretical
knowledge whicli is so requieite in an
instructor, but who have come in con-
tact with lU'siNKss NEEDS, and know
how to minister to them. It is a dis-
couraging fact that many of those
young men who compose the faculty
of the average Business C'oUege arc
ignorant of methods of dohig business
!ind adhere, tenaciously, to the direc--
tions given in s.ime text book, while.
with but triflinginconvenience to them
selves , they could obtain , daily ,
glimpses of that world, for usefulness
in which, they pretend to educate their
students. The Business College and
businessworldaretoo widely separated.
They should be introduced, and culti-
vate an intimate acquaintance, which
in time will be sure to ripen into real
friendship, and finally, the school may
become the hegininff of business
life-, not a mere isolated factor.
prospective students and the public
about it, we have the ideal in our
mind, and not the real. The result
is dissatisfaction among patrons, the
most direful seal of death that could
be stamped on a school; for when a
student pays his tuition and is usher-
ed into the cold, chalk-dusty and in
some cases, dismal study hall, and is
given in charge of a tired sort of a
teaclier. who is too busy to give him
I'rof. W. II. Dvitf, tUe skilleU veteiaii iieiuiiu
Flourished the aliove pietty dei
Principals of Commercial Wcliouis
should make it a point to personally
investigate the abilities of a man be-
fore engaging him to teach in their
institutions. Too often superficial
qualifications pass fen- genuine busi-
ness and teaching ability.
Principals, furnish what yon invari-
niore than passing attention, and any
eccentricity of bis raiment meets with
the illy suppressed sneers of boisterous
looking students, he does not retain
his exalted idea of the commercial
school, and is discouraged, under-
values the real merits of the school;
concludes he has been grossly swindled
ibly advcrtise-the best talent you can
lire. It will pay you to make
.'our institution as good in realitv as
it is rejjresented in your cirenlar.
How easy it is to sit down and
write up an attractive advertisement
for our school ! Wc all have superb
ideals of what wc would like to nmki-
and vows that no one
the same step thi-ougl
Better plan — make
h'td before a<l-
A number of Business College
papers ctune to our ofiice, and we enjoy
their perusal very much, yet there is a
great amount of their matter which
is stereotyped and monotonous. We
refer especially to the opinions of
prominent people regarding the efli-
cacy of a Business Education. Mr.
Garfield's memorable address on this
theme has been quoted until the pub-
lic shun it, and papers containing parts
or the whole of it. Mrs. Stowe's ad- ■
vice is only of a common-place sort,
but has been told by the whole round
of school advertising sheets. Horace
Greeley was excellent authority, but
people are tired of his little verse
about business education and his im-
imaginary son . Leonard Swett is
known in more places than Chicago
but his time-worn paragraph is noth-
If principals would think out some
practical advantages of such a train-
ing as their schools impart and state
them in a concise, business-like way,
it would be fully as convincing and
would give the impression that those
estimable people to whom reference
is made have not catalogued all the
reastms which exist for obtaining a
OUR CARD BASKET.
Wc give on the 6th page the tii-st of
a series of collections of autograph
and business card cuts. In the
center we have the attractive enve-
lope heading of our friend, E. J.
Kueitl, Stratford, Out. The origi-
nal was <lesigued and executed in pen
and ink work. It affords suggesstive
ideas to those who wish to prepare
Above it we have a neat little
design from the pen tif Prof. ('. E.
xMcKee, Columbus, t).
Farley's signature will afford
healthful practice in writing, as will
that of Prof. Collins. Faust's name
should be jiracticed with the automatic
This issue will reach a nunil>.
penmen and others who have not, as
yet, subscribed for it and in order ti>
induce them to become members of our
family at once, we continue our ex-
.vcdin-ly liU'rai premium offer of a
(■()]ty tif llic famed work. A Series of
Lc>M,n>iii Plain Writing, with ayear's
snbsrriptioM to the Herald, for one
Do you not find valuble features in
this nurnber? Some uuirked improve-
ments are now in course of prepara-
tion and, candidly, you cannot do
youi-self justice and do without future
issues. Let us hear from von !
If this item is marked your ;
'iption expires with this issue,
dess your renewal is prompt,
is the best issue yet produc*
I the next
THK PEN-ART HERALD.
FOUR FINE WRITERS.
Among the students of the Olun
Business Univei-sity of this city, we
have found, to our grntiiication, at
least four who especially excel in pen-
manship, tlie work of almost any one
of whom would do proud honor to
many i)rofe8sional teaeliers with whose
skill we are acquainted.
In the preparatory business depart-
ment, for instance, over in a secluded
section sits young P. J. Seiberth, a
lad of fifteen, who uses the oblique
holder dexterously, and is an indus-
trious fellow, bound for the top in
penmanship circles. Of coarse he is
one of the Herald's large family
and admires the paper very much.
ig of espet-iiil mention, but
as the Hkr.\li) is not a local pajier,
we cannot give the space.
8uch jjenmanship items as are de-
serving of a place in our Business
College department are earnestly
solicited from penmen in schools
where the Hkuaij> circulates. En-
courage your pupils, boys, by spread-
ing the intelligence of their progress
before thousands of other workers in
all parts of the continent.
In a lengthy review of the various
commendable features of the Green
Bay, Wis., Business College, a local
A crisp and newsy si
School Vinifor, Madi
We always like to see it among our
morning mail. Prof. J. C. t*roctor,
associate editor, is a skilled penman.
The B^islneas Educator, edited
and published by Johnson, Perrin &
Osborn, Buffalo', N. Y., is a spicy
and well edited journal, and weregi'et
that its visits are so far apart. It is
a quarterly. Many spicy items are
contained in the April number.
The Practical EducatoVy by
Armstrong & Wesco, Portland, Ore.,
is a truly valuable sheet and contains
some of the finest specimens of onia-
Kas,, sends Us its second number.
We like it and predict that the pen-
men will all do likewise, when they
make its aci]unintaiice.
The iiCHAi.D has in preparation
one of the finest pen-art volumes
ever conceived, "Our Profession and
its Representatives." The work will
be on a unique plan and will be duly
announced later. x\ny penman desir-
ing to be represented in it nuxy have
a special descriptive circular bv arl-
W. D. Showalter.
.yL^^-^/^i^^^— y\^^/^-M^ y^'ill^P^
leml. Mr. J. W H\ ii.c, Wnniism-kft. 1!. t.
Passing up-stairs we find Mr, C. |
W. Treat dashing off a style of writ- '
ing which stamps him as a ^ewma/i,
and one of striking talents and skill.
We hope to present him and some of
the beautiful forms which flow from
his pen to our family in a more for- i
mal manner at an early date.
Miss Alva Waltz, already presen- '
ted to our friends through the weekly
Herald, is one of the finest lady
writers in tlie country, and has decid-
ed art talents Witli a little more
practice, her work will closely resem-
ble that of Miss Nintin.
Young Mr. C. H. Gerhan writes a
hand that partakes of the peumanis-
tic flavor, and does him much credit.
There are others", in the school, who
paper of that city, refers to our accom-
plished friend," Prof. E. F. Quintal,
in a highly complimentary manner.
The Educational Journal
Clinton, Iowa,contains an interesting
sketch and a striking portrait of the
renowned business educator, Prof.
Cornelius Bayies.-*, Dubuque. Iowa.
The last number will be api)reciated
and preserved by hundreds for this
one feature, but aside from this it is
full of good things, among ^vhich may
be found a notice of the Herald.
The York Business College, York,
Neb., is endoi*sed in strong terms
by the press of that city. It Is a
mental pen-work we have eviM' seen.
The AUentowu, Pa., Commercial
College publishes a commendable and
readable periodical. Prof. Dorney
assists with the editorial shears.
The Western Penm-an is surely
one of the mo.>*t attractive periodicals
in its line in the matter of cuts.
Three very handsome portraits adorn
the last number.
GaskelVs Magazine is one of
our favorite i)eriodcals. We always
rejoice to grasp its thoughts as served
up by the versatile Scarboro.
The Writitu/ Master, Winfield,
TEN NIGHTS IN A
In our next issue, we expect to
begin a series of ten editorial articles
under the above caption , drawing from
our own actual experience before the
black-board for the methods and facts
embodied, and from a turbuleut
imagination for the literary embellish-
ment. We shall aim to nuike them as
novel and valuable as possible and we
think our readers will find something
to quicken the teaching pvilses in
Notice Byrne's letter on this page.
It is not hand engraved, but repre-
sents photo-reproduced writing.
THE PEN=ART HERALD
Xd^ssssozi in X>^nxxx<a.xi£»]a.ip.
BY F. D. GORSLINE.
Let the stuJent seat himself, in front position, at a table of con-
venient heij;ht, which must vary according to the height of a person.
I'lace the chair well back from the table, and sit as far buck in it as
possible. Place Ihe I'eet firmly on the floor, the left a little in ad-
vance of the right, so that the
body will be self supporting.
Never pile the feet up, for this
throws the balancing of the
body on the arms. Incline Ihe
body, without curving the back
iue brought at a distance from
laliy about fourteen inches dis-
tant with natural sight. Now place the forearms on the table in
front of von so that ihev loim a right angle, or a square corner,
with the' point of llie elbows just projecting over the edge ol
the table. Arrange tlie pa-
per in line with the rigiil arm.
The weight of this arm should
rest lightly on the muscle
m front ol" the elbow, and
that of the luuid on the nails of
which should be drawn back direct
The pen is held, lightly, with the tli
crossing the second finger at the rot
placed on top ol the holder about one and a fourth inches from tlu-
point of the pen in the medium
sized hand, and the end of the
I thumb is placed against the side
of holder, opposite the first joint
in the fore-finger. The thumb
-hiMild be in line with the arm.
:i:id the wrist clear the paper bv
at least half an inch. The first
iiid seci.iicl hiiLji-i- -I Id lie curved enough to admit of a free up-
ward and dn«ti«,M-l ninvenient of the pen. The upper part of tlie
holder iiiiiy dm,, pi.i l„-lo«- the kiiiicklp and stand at an angle to the
pai.crol abnul l.irivl.v,- d.-L-recs. Without doubt the l.c'st move-
ment used in wnlior I- ;i r,„„l,n,al imi ,,f tl„. inuM-uhir. or f,,i-eanii
obtained a goo.lkiiowlcilgu and
use ol the muscular. The muscular movement consists in moving
the pen by means ol the forearm; in fact the whole arm, with a rest
dbow, using llie fingers merelv to hold the
le.lesk. but roll on' the muscle.
1 lintci- .iH.iihl go through the
-;imeni.itiiiiiastlial of the point
"I the pen, that IS, if the nails
ol the third and fourth fingers
were inked, they should pro-
duce the same letter as that
formed by the pen. Finger
inovement may be detected by observing the working of the thumb
joint. You may now assume the position as directed, and practice
the oval e.xercise for at least half an hour. The motion may be regu-
lated by coiMitiii- one lor the downward movement and two for the
upward, \ciii may next jiractice the small and capital letter exer-
cises as ])n--c-nted. ii-mg perfect freedom of movement in every
stroke. .\i li-;,M leii minutes of every hour's work for the next two
week- -h.HiM l,e spent in practicing the oval exercise, both with and
wit I ic.nl -li:i,|( >, It IS better practice than a letter, as your attention
will ii"i be -II absorbed in its form as to forget tlie movement.
Never coiiimeuce a lesson without the full determination of stick-
ing to it until something is aecoiiiplished, and never leave a copy
until you can see some inijirovenient.
This outline lesson in writing we hope will be of service to some
one, and inspire him to decide, at least in favor of a good business
"WE INVITE DISCUS-
On the subject (if teacliiiig writing.
Some intensely bombastic penman may
deride us for extending such an invi-
tation; arguing that the subject is
worn threadbare. Perhaps; and in n
greater degree all the themes touching
on human welfare are worn thread-
bare, but they still agitate the minds
of thinkers. While the teaching of
business writing, and the results of
such teaching, remain so fearfully
clouded in error, and so extremely un-
satisfactory, wc feel that methods need
We would like to give the ideas and
methods of a dozen practical teachers
on this theme at an early day. Com-
press your ideas into a thousand "ems,"
friends, and come on to the HERAtjiV
composing rooms with them. It's for
the general good.
J. F. FISH,
Whose pen-work may be procured
at very fair rates by all of our readers,
is one of America's Star Penmen, and
is one of the most reliable and prompt
of the business men with whom we
have to do.
Those of our readers desiring excel-
lent scrap-book specimens, or artistic
card-work, should invest all the spare
nickels in their poBsession in securing
this talented pen-wielder to do the
work. Prof. Fish holds a very respon-
sible teaching position in our city, and
is very successful in his vocation.
"THE GRAND OLD MAN;'
Ot our prot'e&5ion, Principal Robert C.
Spencer, of Milwaukee, Wis., is in
hearty sympathy with the Heka,i-d's
mission, and wishes it unlimited suc-
cess. In fact, the sages of penman-
istic fame are fast rallying to the aid
of the Hekai.d, recognizing that it is
on the "Inside Track*," A few are
still outside tlie widening circle. "The
latch-string" awaits your touch. Ad-
fee 00 cents,
Miss Nintin's c«py for her lesson
]>roved too pale for i>hoto -reproduc-
tion, consequently U delayed.
Prof. S. E. Bartow, late Professor
of plain and ornamental penmanship
in tlie Ohio Business University, of
this city, has gone to Buffalo, to ac-
cept tt position in the American Busi-
ness College, a new, incorporated
school, under the direction of the
l)usine8.s men of that city. Mr. Bar-
ti)W is a special friend of ours, and
has our hearty wishes for a brilliant
success in the new field.
The editor of the Hbrald will de-
vote a part of his time to the discharge
of the duties of Prot. Bartow's vacant
We are indebted to Prin. R. C.
Spencer, Milwaukee, Wis., for n copy
of the proceedings of the last B. E. A.
of A., held in the rooms of his institu-
tion last summer. It makes an exceed-
One of the most worthy of our
young business writers is Mr. Jesse
Overlock, Rockport, Me.
E. L. Brown, of the above city^ is
another of Maine's good penmen.
Thos. Mansell of Chester, Va., is n
good practical penman, and does good
A photo of a unique pen-drawing is
in our hands, the work of the Iowa
])eu-artist, Prof. C", E. Jones, of
The Writiuff Teacher, Rich-
mond, Va., has met with some finan-
cial embarassmont and, for a time, is
suspended. Editor Williamson has
our best wishes for renewed pros-
R. S. Bonsall, Chicago, is a .skilled
copper plate engraver. Some work
done for us recently is excellent. A
comprehensive and copiously illustra-
ted lesson on practical writing, from
this master of his calling, will jqjpear
in an earlv issue.
ingly valuable volume.
Mr. G. S. Furguson, Galesburg,
Kan., is the possessor of a marked de-
gree of pen-skill in the automatic line.
Bergman's Pen-Guide isan ingenious
aid to correct pen- holding. We have
a few for sale at 10c each.
Our esteemed friend, J. M. Lantz,
Enimittsburg, Md., is a fine penman
and a fine young man. We commend
those who wish lessons by mail to this
successful young teacher.
_ Sometimes, as in the Herald's case,
it is the part of wisdom to return to the
old order of thing8;to travel the old road
to the assured destination of success.
Such are Brother Scarboro's views.
With the May issue the Maciazine is
changed back to the paper out of which
it grew — The Penman's Gazette.
Many friends of the old periodical will
rejoice in its second birth; while many
of us will miss the Magazine sadly.
We are content, however, no matter in
what form they appear, as long as Scar-
borci's flashes of wit greet us monthly.
THE PEN-ART HERAI.D.
FOR THE NEXT *i DAYS ONLY. I will send,
1 iipplicution. n I.i'ttson in Flourishing with '*
nieliDns. nml iiij- Nuw I'rito Li»l iiml ('irciih
.y Jlagiii/iccHt 2'cstimoiiia/s
H. B. PARSONS.
H B PARSONS.
iiin mill (JrniimynUiI Poiiumi
"^ Winiififf Master/-
Published nt Winfield. Kjuisiis. for ii ceii
Scinl eiplit ceiilp for simii'Ie coj.y.
A GRAND SUCCESS!
Lessons in I'caArt by luaiK W months cour
» nting or nourishing. K.(M). One leason eve
week. New students every mail Tp^t nrdir
kinds of work. Zic. 4 di.«i«n« flm.ri.liinp. si^p Idi
- India ink. r.ii.>, ' T
lSx20. '^khhi^M »'!
Miblished in lU . u
Writing Taught by Mall!
Mr. J. JIii.ioN Laniz cnnimlly imiiicsls
Ihc. plciBiii-,. „r iniii- pnlroims,.
ill Ills newly .slal.Ilslieil
lli.liip .•iHlor.l 01 lViiiii,iii«lii|,' III «-| i 1
P';^'','^^^""' 1- i"i;l of tho bo.t
The Euclid Avenue Business College
modeled for tlie special use uf tliis institution, mid luis till iiiodt-ni iiiii)roveiueiiti>,
steam heiit, electric liglit, etc., nnd is witliiii a spunre of Monumental Park, iD the
greiit Inisiiiess ceutt^r of one of tlie mosi lieautiful. thriving and enterprising cities of
tlie United States— Cleveland. This soliool
one of wluoli is under the immediate supervlsi
ed day and evenings tlie entire year.
For circulars midress tlie Presidenl.
M. J. CATON,
A Key to Doable Entry
Both complete in One Volume of nearly 300 pages
I I L I (
Who Possess a Reasonably Good
Degree of Skill in Pen-
nilli llie liesl
lies for th.
ui.l -lioti-lits. TliL- I'liitCt.
I' lilt Ivpe nietiil and zinc.
■ ■-N. ;ii lowest rates. Send
iLii ti-. und estimates. I'en
i'he hundsoTiK - -' i'i':i(^ticLil i>u
f the MnRdKiiie sent i
soloctoiig modvla fur study nnd ii
ItfloDK.DtlM . ' < ' . 'It.
ideas to ludKf in Hit- writer',^ iimid: lln-y will
tiicturcBiiuoly uiuLudiud in a titinvii uf tifU:
ULEGANTLT WltlTTUN COPIES,
dIzo, heavy, unruled p
ble iMickot f
id. for u . 'Vic postal n
, Tiiluame ixickot from which I
P A WRIGHT 769 Broadway N V
THE PEN=ART HERALD
By H. J. Putman mid \V. J. Kinsley.
Second edition now ready,
PRICE 30 CEXTS.
The oopivs Jiro elcguntlv cngnived on ooppor.
iirinted from stone on the flnest kind of very
heavy pltito papor. Ail copies new: uo rehn«h.
r leMon* by mail fur
■itrds for 2Kc. R. S. Collins. Box 1. Kt
Fine Card Writing.
•ards, I will offer I
1 EteKmUlj-FloiirislK-ul Hird aic
"I believe yoHtiR liehronsineyor to bo the best
pentDan ofhisnuein the world. If there is one
to eiiuiil hiia, 1 don't know it. Pew of the profes-
siooiils of today ciui equal hia carde and capitals.
.M. l!. MooKK., Morjtcin. Ky..
Address all orders to
cieiii Cily Itiisincss Pollege. Uiiincy,
\. B. -I'ostJil t;»r.l^ g.. to the waste fm^ket,
W. H. Patrick,
rir,,,lar, Kr., BALTIMORE, MD.
F. S. HiiATH, publisher Penmftn'i*
Directory, Gossville, N. H. Appro-
priate matter for publication solicited.
S. E. Bartow, professional penman
and card writer. Order work of-all
kinds solicited. Prices for a stamp.
American Business Colleee, Buffalo,
W. D. Showalter, editor PeK-
Art Herald, Cleveland, O. Assist-
rendered young penmen and
s who wish to puolish
> by mail, cards, etc., as well as
in genera! penmanship advertising.
WILLIAMS & ROGERS,
Presentt an ofipor
Men have found ri stti
Five more Platos of Kitte's Alphaljets
No. 24. BOUNDED GOTHIC. A white fq^Bed letter, witli tlnrk background and
flowers. Elaborate and suited to t!08tly eugiwshiK. Two styles of finish shown.
No. i'j. AUTISTIC RUSTIC. Easv to exfcute, rnpid. and the most artistic effed
in nistir 1. Ml I ii.. \ . [ i.imhiced. Money retva-ned to anyone who will say this plate
is not W..-!: ■!, ■ ;: ! ttVe.
No. Ji: . \Mi - 1 ,,( -ivatnessanda
itv 01 ix < ini^ M|>lL;itiet leads thu
having .-..uuiN.a 111. i-uurs.
3^0.2:. SCUULLINU LETTERS. Two kiivls of scrolls
artd urnaiaeiitatioii. Very artistic, nnd it we mistake no
pen-woi . . SINGLE No. 10c. THE FIVE Nos. 2oc.
'^ INSTRUCTION BY MAIL.
BUilNESS WRITING. A Complete Course of Twenty-six Lessons in Businec
Writilig, including nil letters. liirures and e.-cereises fresh from the pen, wilh printc
instufctloii. written for each lesson and ex|iliuiatiuii of the toi-e-nnn nioveuicnt am
position, with illustration, will he sent for ^ZT '
FLOBBISHING. A Course of Twelve lessons in Flourishing includiuj; Trineiples
Birds, Eagle, Swan and parts for practice, (Trtish from the pen, wilh printed instrur
tions and positions for holding the pen illustKated, will be sent for %\.
GOOD PENS. We are selling immense quftntitiesof Gillott's604 E. F. Pens becaust
they are the finest product of the Pen Slakersin the wxirld. nnd yives universal satic
faction. Oae-fourth gro^s 2oe,. One gross 85c. Two gross If 1.50.
Address, H. W. KIBBE, Utica, N. Y.
V nrice-liKt "f my work 02
Ui of tlie above I.411
0. P. ZANER,
N "'#n'^7st IN P E N IVI A IM SH fP.
COLD, HONOR AND SUCCESS
ted in the boBt style of the art. at nioderato prices.
All kind of work, from a card to the most olaoorate
pen-dmiring.- Flourishing, lOc. Larger pieces 20c.
3 for SOc.
A. E. DEWHURST,
UTICA. N. Y.
X ULl^tdl ivritli'ii the brst >'0u ever saiv,
iryuuaeml ii L>c. stnnip lu piiy noalnge.
U.S. C.ii.i.iNa. !!..< I. K.ioxvillc. Tcmi.
ubodied tile Iwpnty-four lessii
I have re
n twelve. •
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE,
fue complete course will be given for $2.5(1. This
s a rare chance and must 80on bo taken ai it will
lot long be offered.
Stick India Ink .
Ink Tmy (coven
1 handsome moti<
naesiiUuLaa^'jift'ti'i iiiiikiiiK ink for *uine..-.^ ja
l^oroiiT«KiInr)Ri»i|:ifc» „ l.O.
^^'|■iIl' for wbdle^nle iirices. Address.
PROF. C. E. JONES,
11. .■;. COLLI. \S. B„:
C. BIXLER. '•™=aftyiIif/Sr.''l2hJJl,""' WOOSTER,
Jn^ar^an'd ^cra^tic tor a g'riflt
an elegantly w
tl,„ri-. "l-r.-ii. «i,l i,„r„«lio
All work warr
mi;;'- , ■ : ^ : , "ni;.:;"';:;:
is the best pres
eroitic'i written on a Mend's name
But Ibat eould be given him. It
aInOT«than a S,"^ bonk or a gold
Type-Wrltep Given Away.
Particulars for stamp. Short-hand nnil Tj
writing supplies of all descriptiuns at rcasotu
"HUDSON." The Type-Writer Man.
THE OBERLIN BUSINESS COLLEGE
Furnishes. «t luoderate cost, tl
ments and is rapidly increusin
Ohio or Biirpnssed in Araericn,
ong the best. Send lor "Comnuicial Woi-hl" to JloKce .t llemlei-^oii. Ul.erlin, Ohio. The
OBmRniN COmVECiE TWIHTINC; OEPARTraKKT
ly a school of penmanship, and is wltliout exception tlie very best in Ainei-ica. The specialty of this s^-I
i Writers* and Pen Aitista' Trainiii«. It also gives thoiongb drill on the Blackboard.
OBKRCIM ECE.KC3XIC SCHOOE. OK Sl'IOPtT HAKD AKD TYF*a--HrHITiKC3.
Teacher writes from 160 to 175 words a niinuif. i^end for ^Stenographic World" to McKee
9 and depart-
lot e(|ualc'd ill
s colleges thHt